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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, January 14, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:
PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft

BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:
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Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:

Amerada Hess - Max draft - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - 30'00"
Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 40'00, tide needed for anything
deeper than 38'00
BP - Max draft 32'6" Low water / Salt
Wando Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction North
Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction
CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions
Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA
450', Max Beam 52'

Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 to 40'00 -
window: Start in 1 Hour before low water until 2 hours before high water
Drafts of 40'01 to 41'00 - window: start in 2 hours after low water until
2 hours before high water
Drafts of 41'01 to 42'00 - window: start in 3 hours after low water until
3 hours before high water

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VESSEL TRAFFIC:
KMI4 - PUZE - IN ETD 1200/14TH
HESS - ALIAKMON - IN ETD 1400/14TH
BP - T/B RESOLVE/650-3 - IN - ETD 1300/15TH

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FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
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96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG

48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel
arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.

24 Hours (minimum) - Foreign cargo must have manifest submitted to
Customs & Border Patrol AMS. Bond must be filed for Foreign flag vessels
or U.S. flag arriving with foreign cargo aboard. 24 Hours - advance
notice to Pilots

24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by
Terminal.

72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading
figures for all bulk cargo.

Port Security - All persons doing business within Port Authority property
must have security pass from SCPA. All persons wanting unescorted access
to any vessel must have a valid TWIC.

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Current Articles: (1/13) Grain export hub opens on local port terminal
Staff report - Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Midwest company has opened a grain-handling operation on a local
shipping terminal.

The State Ports Authority said today that The Scoular Co.’s new facility
in Mount Pleasant could export more than 25 million pounds of product
annually.

The operation is based on the Wando Welch Terminal. It is set up to load
grain from farms across the region into containers for shipment to
countries around the world. Products such as soybean, winter wheat and
corn are increasingly being transported abroad by container, the SPA said.

“This operation will serve increasing export demand and generate
significant new business through the port,” said Jim Newsome, president
and chief executive officer of the state maritime agency.

Based in Omaha, Neb., Scoular is a $3.5 billion a year business with more
than 60 locations across North America.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/08/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
02/08/11 - 1700 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE
02/11/11 - MARITIME ASSOC. ANNUAL MEETING & GALA
02/2011 - CHARLESTON PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1 -
HURRICANE STATUS - 5 - OUT OF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with January 13, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 14 High 2:42 AM 4.9 7:22 AM Set 2:21 AM 63
14 Low 9:12 AM 1.0 5:35 PM Rise 12:52 PM
14 High 3:07 PM 4.1
14 Low 9:13 PM 0.3

Sa 15 High 3:41 AM 5.1 7:22 AM Set 3:21 AM 72
15 Low 10:11 AM 0.8 5:36 PM Rise 1:38 PM
15 High 4:05 PM 4.2
15 Low 10:10 PM 0.0

Su 16 High 4:37 AM 5.4 7:22 AM Set 4:20 AM 81
16 Low 11:07 AM 0.5 5:37 PM Rise 2:30 PM
16 High 5:00 PM 4.4
16 Low 11:05 PM -0.3

M 17 High 5:31 AM 5.7 7:22 AM Set 5:17 AM 88
17 Low 11:58 AM 0.1 5:38 PM Rise 3:30 PM
17 High 5:53 PM 4.7
17 Low 11:58 PM -0.6

Tu 18 High 6:22 AM 6.0 7:21 AM Set 6:11 AM 94
18 Low 12:47 PM -0.2 5:39 PM Rise 4:36 PM
18 High 6:43 PM 5.0

W 19 Low 12:49 AM -0.9 7:21 AM Set 6:59 AM 98
19 High 7:10 AM 6.2 5:40 PM Rise 5:45 PM
19 Low 1:33 PM -0.5
19 High 7:32 PM 5.2

Th 20 Low 1:40 AM -1.1 7:21 AM Set 7:43 AM 99
20 High 7:58 AM 6.3 5:41 PM Rise 6:56 PM
20 Low 2:19 PM -0.7
20 High 8:21 PM 5.4

F 21 Low 2:30 AM -1.2 7:20 AM Set 8:22 AM 98
21 High 8:44 AM 6.3 5:42 PM Rise 8:05 PM
21 Low 3:05 PM -0.9
21 High 9:11 PM 5.6

Sa 22 Low 3:21 AM -1.1 7:20 AM Set 8:58 AM 94
22 High 9:31 AM 6.2 5:43 PM Rise 9:14 PM
22 Low 3:52 PM -0.9
22 High 10:02 PM 5.7

Su 23 Low 4:14 AM -0.9 7:20 AM Set 9:34 AM 87
23 High 10:19 AM 5.9 5:44 PM Rise 10:22 PM
23 Low 4:40 PM -0.8
23 High 10:56 PM 5.7

M 24 Low 5:09 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Set 10:09 AM 79
24 High 11:10 AM 5.5 5:45 PM Rise 11:29 PM
24 Low 5:30 PM -0.7
24 High 11:53 PM 5.6

Tu 25 Low 6:07 AM -0.3 7:19 AM Set 10:46 AM 68
25 High 12:04 PM 5.2 5:45 PM
25 Low 6:24 PM -0.5

W 26 High 12:54 AM 5.5 7:18 AM Rise 12:36 AM 57
26 Low 7:10 AM 0.0 5:46 PM Set 11:25 AM
26 High 1:03 PM 4.8
26 Low 7:23 PM -0.3

Th 27 High 1:59 AM 5.4 7:18 AM Rise 1:42 AM 46
27 Low 8:15 AM 0.2 5:47 PM Set 12:09 PM
27 High 2:05 PM 4.6
27 Low 8:25 PM -0.2

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE WATERS THROUGH SUNDAY THEN MOVE
WELL OFFSHORE MON. LOW PRES WILL AFFECT THE REGION LATE MON INTO TUE.
Today...N winds 10 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt late this morning and
afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight...NE winds 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sat...N winds 5 kt...becoming NW 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sat Night...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Night...SW winds 5 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Mon...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers.

Tue...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

Notice posted on Friday, January 14, 2011

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.